Vicente

Vicente "Vic" Ticsay
(1935 - 2009)

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General Details

Name: Vicente "Vic" Ticsay
Gender: Male
Age: 73 years old
Lived: Saturday, 4 May 1935 - Saturday, 14 March 2009

My Story

Thank you to all our friends and family that were part of Vic's journey. 

Vic's memorial services and receptions were well attended, a true testament to a great life lived by a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, friend.

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Vic was born on May 4, 1935 in Santa Rita, Pampanga, Philippines, the son of Jose, Sr. and Emilia.  His father was a tailor and owner of Ticsay's Fashions.  Vic attended Dagupan College High School and earned a BA degree in Accounting and Finance from University of the East, in Manila.

Vic's accounting career included positions as Senior Accountant, Canadian National Railway (Toronto); Staff Accountant, ITT General Controls and Singer Librascope (both in Glendale, CA); Cost Accountant, Rocketdyne Division (Canoga Park, CA); Accounting Manager, Micro-Aire Surgical Instruments (Valencia, CA).

On April 24, 1960, at 25, Vic married whom was to be his forever partner, Proserpina Ombac.  Vic and Prose have three sons and a daughter:  Arnel (born January 1961), Arlene (July 1962), Ariel (October 1963) and Armand (March 1965).  In June 1966, to try to give their family a chance at a better life, they emigrated frm the Philippines to Canada.

Vic and Prose worked very hard to be able to afford the necessities; but, they also made sure there was always enough to be able to afford the ability for their sons to play ice hockey – a huge passion of their family’s. Vic and Prose used to take their boys to hockey practices as early as 5:00AM and games in the afternoons and evenings during hockey season weekends, which often took them in three different directions. How did they do that? They were able to buy a brand new 1968 Ford Country Squire station wagon – the minivan of the 60s – which racked up many miles on the every-summer road-trip vacations that they always committed to afford. They brought on their trips a 25-pound bag of rice and the electric rice cooker, and plenty of canned Pork-n-Beans, Vienna Sausages and Corned Beef. Hey, they were livin’ it up on their vacations! Overall, they lived a very simple, conservative, frugal lifestyle but they never felt without. They were blessed. Very blessed.

In 1973, Vic and Prose were finally able to emigrate to the US and in 1976, they were able to purchase their first home. They worked very hard to be able to get their dream home. That’s what it was, not a house but a home. Vic lived in that home even until he went Home to our Lord.
 
Before Vic became sick, he and Prose continued to work hard to be able to put all four children through college, pay for car insurance for six cars, and for he and Prose to travel all over the world. For those of you who know Vic well, you know about his other passion, photography, and the thousands of photographs he took during their travels. Thank God, Vic was able to see God’s splendor before he could no longer travel.

Vic started to lose his edge in the early 90s. His children used to tease him, on occasion, accusing him of going through early senility. Vic would laugh with them, surely also unknowing what was really creeping in. In the mid-90s, things became very apparent and in 1997, a small blockage in Vic’s frontal lobe was discovered on an MRI. He was then aware what was to be expected as his condition would progress.

In the late 1990s, Vic became less communicative. When his daughter remarried in 1999, Vic was able to compose the words to say to her on her wedding day, “I know you’re on a cloud, Baby!” She knew that her dad knew she was finally happy after he had seen her suffer a bad first marriage. It was good that his last memory of his only daughter was that she was happy, “on a cloud”. Vic’s strength to have been able to dig deep and hard to get that message to his daughter is something of wonder, and something to admire.

Vic is survived by his wife, Proserpina Ombac Ticsay, to whom Vic was married for almost 49 incredible years; his children – Arnel, 48 (wife, Cecilia), Arlene Grimm 46 (husband, Donald), Ariel, 45 (wife, Kelly), and Armand, 44 (wife, Aidzz); twelve grandchildren – Erik Homsapaya, Shaun Homsapaya, Brandon, Shelby, Donald Grimm II, Chelsea, Adam Donohue, Brian, Kevin, Casey, Brent and Karlie; step-granddaughters – Stephanie Donohue, Allison Donohue and Brittany Rodriguez; sisters – Linda Mark, Aida Oviedo and Lita Aquino; brothers – Jose, Jr. and Jesus "Jesse"; and numerous sisters- & brothers-in-law and nieces & nephews.

You ‘ab (Vic’s Pampango-accented way of saying “have”) to work ‘ard, but you will ‘ab ‘appiness. – Vic Ticsay


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Biography

Fathers Name: Jose Sr.
Mothers Name: Emilia
Spouse's Name: Prose
Children's Names: Arnel, Arlene Grimm, Ariel, Armand
Siblings Names: Sisters, Linda Mark, Aida Oviedo, Lita Aquino and Maria Luisa Ticsay (deceased); brothers, Ben (deceased), Nong (deceased), Jose, Jr., Manuel "Maning" (deceased), Rey and Jesus "Jesse"
Country of Birth: Philippines
Country of Residence: USA
City of Residence: Arleta, CA
Occupation: Accounting
Marital Status: Married
Religion: Catholic

Interests

Favourite Sport: Hockey
Favourite Artist: Frank Sinatra, Barry Manilow, Celine Dion,
Favourite Charity: Grandkids Erik, Shaun, Brandon, Shelby, Donald, Chelsea, Adam, Brian, Kevin, Casey, Brent, Karlie!

Passing

Place of Passing: At his home, with Prose by his side, holding his hand
Date of Passing: 14 March 2009
Cause of Passing: Effects from Alzheimer's
Place of Burial: San Fernando Mission Mortuary
Funeral Location: St Genevieve Church
Funeral Date: 21 March 2009

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